Monday, February 3, 2014

No ifs, ands, or NUTS!

Are you label conscious? Labels can identify your personal style and preferences, but, more importantly, food labels can save a life!!

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has identified eight foods that account for 90% of all food allergies. The FDA requires proper labeling of any product that contains one of these foods or is made in a facility that processes one of these foods.

So, here is the BIG 8 list:

  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Peanuts
  • Tree nuts (such as almonds, cashews, walnuts)
  • Fish (such as bass, cod, flounder)
  • Shellfish (such as crab, lobster, shrimp)
  • Soy
  • Wheat

  • Labels MUST be read each time a product is used.  The product labels often change as a company's product line changes. 

    Here is an example of a product safety code that indicates it is safe for these allergy sufferers.  

    Keep out of the nut house!

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